Highland Park Golf Course in Birmingham, Alabama has named PGA Certified Teaching Professional Paul Killgallon director of player development. In his new role, Paul will look to further grow and develop Highland Park’s junior program.
Originally from Bryan, Ohio, Killgallon began his career with Troon in 2000. He became the head teaching professional at the Club of Savannah Harbor in 2012, and in 2013 was honored with the PGA Georgia East Chapter’s “Junior Gold Leader of the Year” award. Paul is a past president of the Savannah Junior Golf Association and is a U.S.Kids Golf certified coach and instructor.
“Paul is passionate about growing the game and developing young golfers,” said Evan Godfrey, general manager at Highland Park. “We’re thrilled to have him join our Highland Park team and lead our player development program.” Killgallon and his wife Jessica have been married fro 21 years and their 10-year old daughter is a member of Paul’s Junior League Golf Team, which he has coached for the past five seasons.
Highland Park Golf Course is professionally managed by Honours Golf, based in Birmingham, Alabama and a division of Troon. Highland Park was originally established in 1903 as the Country Club of Birmingham, making it the oldest course in Alabama. Overlooking downtown Birmingham, Highland Park has been the site of many important golf events including one of renowned golfer Bobby Jones’s first victories. At the age of 14, Jones won the Birmingham Country Club Invitational. In 1927, the golf course opened to the public, and in 1955, the course was named for Charley Boswell, a native of Birmingham, World War II veteran and 17-time National Blind Golf Champion. In 1998, the restoration of Highland Park took place under the watchful eye of a highly respected golf course developer and manager working with golf course designer Bobby Cupp. Bob Barrett, the CEO of Honours Golf was that developer. This urban gem still stands out as one the best public courses in the area with great course conditions.
For more information about Highland Park and its Junior Golf Program, please visit HighlandParkGolf.com or call 205-322-1902.